Rice Payasam

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Rice Payasam is a traditional Indian dessert made with rice, sugar, and milk. It typically contains nuts and raisins.
Rice Payasam

Rice Payasam is a South Indian dessert prepared with rice and milk. It is often served with ghee and sugar/jaggery. Traditional recipes for Rice Payasam usually call for the milk to be boiled over a stovetop, before being mixed with rice, sugar, and sometimes other flavours such as cardamom or vanilla.

Traditional Arisi Payasam is prepared by boiling milk along with sugar cane juice. This gives the dish a sweet taste. Cashew nuts, raisins or sultanas are added to the rice before adding milk and sugar. Coconut gratings are also used for flavour and sweetness whereas cashew nuts are added for texture.

This is usually made during festivals like Pongal or Diwali.

Rice Payasam

Rice Payasam
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Rice Payasam Recipe

Rice Payasam is a traditional Indian dessert made with rice, sugar, and milk. It typically contains nuts and raisins.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: South Indian, Tamil Nadu

Ingredients for Rice Payasam

  • 1 cup Broken Rice
  • 1/2 cup Jaggery grated
  • 2 1/2 cup Thin Coconut Milk
  • 1 cup Thick Coconut Milk
  • 1 tsp Cardamoms ground
  • few Cashewnuts
  • few Raisins

How to make Rice Payasam

  • Clean and wash the rice.
  • Cook it in the thin coconut milk till the rice becomes soft.
  • Add jaggery and stir till it dissolves.
  • Roast the cashewnuts and raisins separately and keep aside.
  • Pour in the thick coconut milk and bring to a boil, slowly.
  • Remove from fire and garnish with cashewnuts, raisins and cardamom powder.

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